Why AppFolio (APPF) Stock is a Compelling Investment Case

Polen Capital Management recently released its Q3 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. During the third quarter of 2020, the Polen U.S. SMID Company Growth Composite Portfolio returned 7.11% gross of fees, while the Russell 2500 Growth Index was up 9.37%. You should check out Polen Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of this year.

In the said letter, Polen Capital highlighted a few stocks and AppFolio Inc (NASDAQ:APPF) is one of them. AppFolio Inc (NASDAQ:APPF) is a software company. Year-to-date, AppFolio Inc (NASDAQ:APPF) stock gained 36.3% and on November 11th it had a closing price of $149.86. Here is what Polen Capital said:

“Appfolio, a software solutions provider for real estate and property management, was the top detractor in the quarter. COVID-19 has had a somewhat negative impact on the business, primarily due to interrupted sales and marketing activity. However, Appfolio has exhibited stable growth throughout the pandemic, and management continues to invest heavily in the business. This behavior shows a long-term strategic orientation that we believe will benefit the company for many years to come.”

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In Q2 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on AppFolio Inc (NASDAQ:APPF) stock increased by about 11% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in AppFolio’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that AppFolio Inc (NASDAQ:APPF) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 185% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 109 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds’ poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Below you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.

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